Dear teaching friends:

This video is useful for class discussion of:

  • The number of media messages we’re exposed to each day
  • Information overload
  • Gendered communication
  • Communication about body image
  • Cultural norms

It depicts a little girl exposed to an “onslaught” of media images about women, body image, and beauty.  It opens a path for discussion of messages that tell us to how we should look, how we should eat, and how we should present ourselves to the world – and suggests that deviation from these norms/ideals makes one an outsider.

Cheers –